How one Twitter user got famous by allegedly stealing comedians’ tweets.
Prominent Twitterer Sammy Rhodes
has been caught plagiarizing so many tweets that a dedicated Tumblr
exists to track them all. The wonderful Mr. Destructo
chimes in with his own take.
Up until last week, "One Direction Infection," a Tumblr blog created and maintained by an eighth grader we'll call Claire, looked like any other 14-year-old's Tumblr. But over the weekend Claire's subject matter took a sharp turn. In place of candid shots of Harry Styles and Zayn Malik, there are now photos of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev; instead of inspirational image macros, there are annotated crime scene photos.
Gawker's Max Read on where social media fandoms meet conspiracy theories.
, mayor of Newark, NJ, will spend a week or longer living on food stamps
, in response to a Twitter user who told him
that, quote, "nutrition is not a responsibility of the government." [more inside]
summarizes musicians' entire careers in 140 characters, album by album. (SLT) [more inside]